The Doors – UK BPI Silver Disc Award for ‘The Best of The Doors’ Presented to Manager Danny Sugerman (UK Version of RIAA Award)

An original vintage BPI Silver Disc Record Award for The Doors 1985 album The Best of The Doors, presented to longtime Doors associate and manager Danny Sugerman (1954-2005), who also wrote the liner notes for this album.

BPI Awards are issued by the British Phonographic Industry, and are the UK equivalent to American RIAA Awards.  A Silver Disc Award certifies the sale of 60,000 albums in the UK.

Danny Sugerman met and began working for The Doors at the remarkably young age of 13, first handling their fan mail and organizing their clippings and scrapbook, and later writing press releases.  He was close to Jim Morrison, and after Morrison’s death, became Ray Manzarek’s manager, and then manager of The Doors, overseeing their catalog releases and legacy.

Sugerman wrote several books about Jim Morrison and The Doors, including the bestselling Morrison biography No One Here Gets Out Alive (co-written with Jerry Hopkins), The Doors: The Illustrated History, and his Doors-heavy autobiography Wonderland Avenue. He was also a consultant to Oliver Stone for the film The Doors.

We acquired this award directly from Danny Sugerman’s widow, Fawn Hall; her signed letter of authenticity is included, as is Recordmecca’s written lifetime guarantee of authenticity.

The award is completely original and in excellent condition.  This was issued in the year of the album’s release, and was one of the original Silver Disc awards made at that time.  BPI Awards are typically made in very small numbers, and awarded only to the artists, managers, and record labels.

An extraordinary opportunity to obtain a genuine Doors record award with rock solid provenance.

[Note: In the past few years an abundance of fraudulent record awards have surfaced on Ebay and at auction houses; we strongly recommend avoiding any award that doesn’t come with provenance and a written lifetime guarantee of authenticity.]

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